Green Drinks was relaunched under the umbrella of Environment Centre Hawke's Bay. It is a grass roots, community event that is:
- An opportunity to come together (bi monthly) with like-minded locals to talk about sustainability and the environment.
- An opportunity to visit various local places, business premises etc. that have a great sustainability story.
- Organised locally for the benefit of locals.
- Run responsibly.
- Informal and fun!
Green Drinks is not:
- A forum for political persuasion or messages
- A channel to circulate news or announcements about environmental issues
- A sales opportunity for your business (but by all means share your knowledge)
- Heavy and depressing (we’ll focus on cool innovations, new and old products/services; actions and solutions rather than problems)
May 2019 Green Drinks
Nga Kereru, a sustainable house build in Maraetotara
Andrew and Allessandra Tuck had a dream to build a sustainable house. Now this house is taking shape in Maraetotara. With builders Nils Rock and Pat Mawson we learnt many interesting things about this sustainable house. The straw bale construction, passive solar heating and clay plasters for regulating humidity to name just a few of the interesting features in this house.
Past Green Drinks Events
A tour of the Hastings DIstrict Council Water treatment plant at Clive. For those who missed the annual open day, this was a great opportunity to hear about how our sewage is processed in a culturally sensitive and environment friendly way.
Mangarara Family Farm & Lodge, Elsthorpe
The ‘Family Farm’ is committed to producing healthy food, ethical animal
husbandry, regenerative agriculture/land stewardship ( foundation of
the future of civilization ), building community and the local economy
and providing accommodation, education and inspiration.
December 2018 -
Environment Centre, Nourished for Nil, World Organics - 1004 Karamu Road Hastings
World Organics -A family business devoted to natural, healthy vitality (for women/men) and well being. Learn more about their philosopy and wonderful range and packaging
Environment Centre Hawkes Bay - As well as a shop they provide a services for specialist recycling, that includes electronic waste (there is a workshop onsite), batteries, cell phone and coffee capsules. They also provide a zero waste service for events aimed at diverting waste from landfill by extracting from the waste stream what can be recycled or composted.
Nourish for Nil - Their mission …to rescue surplus food that is good enough to eat but no longer good enough to sell and redistribute within the community
October 2018 - Hawk Group, Whakatu
Hawk are market leaders in fibre packaging solutions to ensure the uncompromised delivery of fruit to market. By recovering waste paper and cardboard, which would be normally destined for landfill, Hawk are able to control the quality of raw materials to achieve a world class moulded fibre products for the horticultural sector.
August 2018 -
Dream Eco Products, Onekawa
With an emphasis on pure essential oils and non-toxic ingredients, Dream Eco Products are hand made by mums who care. They believe in making our homes a healthier, cleaner place for our families. This company aims minimise the use of plastic packaging by offering a fantastic new ‘Store & Refillery’ where they will refill your bottle with their products.
June 2018 - Wardini Books, Havelock North